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    Teased: Renault offers shadowy glimpse of F1-influenced electric car concept
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    Well, what have we here? Truth be told, we're not entirely sure. The teaser image above comes from Renault, and its contents are about as opaque as the message with which it arrives: "This prototype vehicle, which features muscular styling and impressive performance credentials, provides a ...

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    Official: Red Bull and Renault renew partnership for five more years
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    Of all the automakers that have supplied engines to Formula One teams over the years, few have seen Renault's level of success. But while the French automaker scored world championships with its own team in 2005 and 2006, the bulk of its achievements have historically come as supplier to ...

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    Officially Official: Heidfeld to fill Kubica's seat at Lotus Renault GP
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    Filling the proverbial shoes of Robert Kubica is no easy task. The grand prix winner – one of only 102 in history – is the first Polish driver to make it in Formula One, and he is rated as one of the best in the business. Fill his space, though, is exactly what Renault has had to do ...

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    F1 teams wish Robert Kubica a speedy recovery at Jerez test
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    Speedy Recovery, Robert – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Formula One circus is in Jerez this weekend, testing the latest batch of racecars before the season kicks off next month in Bahrain. But something's missing. Someone actually, and that someone is Robert Kubica. The ...

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    Lotus Renault GP to evaluate Nick Heidfeld in Jerez for Kubica's seat
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    Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld launch the BMW Sauber F1.09
    A fast-paced world like Formula One can't afford to sit still, even when one of their own is down. So while Robert Kubica recovers in hospital, his Lotus Renault GP team is facing the tough decision of what to do in the meantime. ...

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    Followup: Kubica recovering as Renault weighs potential replacements
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    Robert Kubica arrives at Santa Corona hospital in Pietra Ligure, Italy
    The Lotus Renault GP team has issued another update on the progress of its star pilot Robert Kubica. The Polish driver, for those who haven't been following, crashed during the Ronde di Andorra in Italy on Sunday – ...

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    Videos: Robert Kubica's crash at the Andora Rally
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    Robert Kubica's crash at the Andora Rally – Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    The motor racing community and the public at large are watching and waiting to see what becomes of Robert Kubica. The Renault Formula One driver crashed his Skoda Fabia S2000 at the Ronde di ...

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    Followup: Injuries could force Kubica out of F1 season - if not entire career [w/video]
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    Kubica's crashed Skoda – Click above to watch video from surgeons' press conference after the jump
    With his recovery still in the critical phase after his accident, it is looking ever more likely that Robert Kubica will be out for the season, and possibly for the rest of his career. The ...

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    Lotus Renault GP launches its first car in the black (and gold)
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    2011 Lotus Renault GP R31 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Lotus Renault GP team has had a lot of names and owners over the years, and even more liveries. Not to be confused with Team Lotus (also powered by Renault engines this year) that unveiled its new green and yellow car ...

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    Officially Official: Lotus Renault GP rolls up its sleeves
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    Lotus Renault GP livery – Click above for high-res image
    In the highly competitive environment that is Formula One racing, things can get a bit messy. Rivalries. Crashes. Underhanded maneuvers. Team orders. Scandals. But identity crises? This is a new one. But that's just what we're looking ...

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    Video: Russian PM Putin test drives F1 car
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    Putin channels his inner Patrese – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Renault's Carlos Ghosn was recently in Russia to settle on purchasing a 50-percent stake in AvtoVaz, and it appears he brought along a vintage Renault Formula 1 car for his pal Vladimir Putin to flog about. Once ...

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    Renault to sell F1 team to Lotus?
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    If you thought it was confusing for Red Bull to own two F1 teams, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Emerging reports from the F1 paddock seem to paving the way for not one, but two teams under the Lotus-Renault banner. The development stems from Renault's anticipated plan to scale back its F1 ...

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    Renault-Raikkonen negotiations grind to a halt as team shifts management
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    After weeks of back-and-forth negotiations and media speculation, former F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen has ruled out the prospect of returning to the sport with the Renault team. The Finnish driver who left F1 for the World Rally Championship last year has left a big question mark over if he ...

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    Renault F1 looks to sign big names for next season
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    With Robert Kubica's contract up for renewal at the end of this season, speculation has been rampant around the F1 paddock as to where he'll end up next. The highly rated Polish driver debuted with BMW-Sauber in 2006 after winning the Formula Renault 3.5 title the year before, and went on to land ...

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    Renault: You're too fat, Vitaly Petrov!
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    Imagine you're running an F1 team. You're spending millions to shave precious pounds off the car's weight. And then you hire a driver who's carrying an extra few pounds around the middle, and the advantage is lost. That's essentially what's happening at Renault F1 this season with their rookie ...

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    FIA, Briatore put an end to legal saga
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    It's been a long, drawn-out affair extending back two years since the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. That's when then-Renault F1 chiefs Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds allegedly instructed their rookie driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash on purpose and give the advantage to his world-champion wingman ...

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    Crashgate Keeps Gate Crashing: Piquets reportedly suing Briatore for libel
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    You didn't actually think we'd heard the last of Crashgate, did you? The scandal that rocked the Formula One racing world last season and well into the post-season involved the Renault F1 team, its driver Nelson Piquet, Jr. and its top executives Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds. For allegedly ...

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    Renault F1: Sponsored by... Lada!
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    Renault R30 F1 car – click above for high-res image gallery
    Renault F1's got itself a new sponsor: Lada. The Russian automaker's logo will appear on the R30 racing cars, as seen above, as well as the driver and crew uniforms. The announcement was made at a meeting held this Monday in ...

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    Renault F1 launches R30 with back to the future livery [w/video]
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    Renault R30 F1 challenger - Click above for high-res image gallery. Follow the jump to watch video.
    On Sunday the Renault F1 team revealed its 2010 race car with a color scheme that hearkens back to the team's debut in the late 1970s. The yellow-and-black livery was the traditional pattern used ...

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    Flavio Briatore suing the FIA... again?!
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    Flavio Briatore is out for blood. The flamboyant Italian billionaire and disgraced former director of the Renault Formula One team was kicked out of the sport by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) in the wake of the "Crashgate" affair involving Nelson Piquet Jr., but subsequently ...

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